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Materialising memories: exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress

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Materialising memories : exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress. / BUSE, CHRISTINA; TWIGG, JULIA.

In: Ageing and Society, Vol. 36, No. 6, 11.05.2015, p. 1115-1135.

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BUSE, CHRISTINA & TWIGG, JULIA 2015, 'Materialising memories: exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress', Ageing and Society, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1115-1135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X15000185

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BUSE, CHRISTINA., & TWIGG, JULIA. (2015). Materialising memories: exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress. Ageing and Society, 36(6), 1115-1135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X15000185

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BUSE CHRISTINA, TWIGG JULIA. Materialising memories: exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress. Ageing and Society. 2015 May 11;36(6):1115-1135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X15000185

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BUSE, CHRISTINA ; TWIGG, JULIA. / Materialising memories : exploring the stories of people with dementia through dress. In: Ageing and Society. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 1115-1135.

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